Aldona Satterthwaite, editor, Canadian Gardening, said it all:
"A good garden starts with great soil, and most of us have to cope with less-than-ideal growing conditions. For example, left to itself, the soil in my garden is quite lean and sandy, and I constantly have to amend it to maintain a high level of fertility. So for my money, the best thing you can get (and give) is a truckload of a high-quality soil amendments or mulch, such as compost, composted manure or a brand such as Gro-bark. And someone to spread it on my garden beds, please!"
If you’re on Sonia’s gift list, a young, strapping assistant willing to shovel compost is on his way.
Published December 2008